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Trail Conditions

(Nadine Levin)

This information is updated as needed when trails are opened or closed, or when there is scheduled trail maintenance. 

Trail conditions can vary depending on the time of year, the impact of rain and storms, construction and maintenance and other occurrences. Please be aware that trail closures may change from day to day without notice, based on current and predicted weather conditions. During winter storm season high waters can make creek crossings hazardous, so plan your outing accordingly. 

Trail closures are strictly enforced.

Bear Creek Redwoods

  • Construction activities related to the Alma Cultural Landscape Rehabilitation Project are underway at Bear Creek Redwoods Preserve and expected to continue through Summer 2022. This work should not impact public access to the preserve, but there may be temporary detours or construction activities near the parking lot and Upper Lake trails. For your safety and the safety of the construction crews, please follow all guidelines posted on temporary signage.
Date Updated: November 02, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Coal Creek

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: October 27, 2021 - 10:33 am

El Corte de Madera Creek

  • Methuselah Trail, from Giant Salamander Trail to South Leaf Trail, is CLOSED to equestrians due to trail damage
Date Updated: September 26, 2021 - 3:00 pm

El Sereno

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:00 pm

Foothills

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 11:00 am

Fremont Older

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Toyon Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Wedding Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date Updated: November 12, 2021 - 10:57 am

La Honda Creek

The following trail may be closed to hiking and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Folger Ranch Loop Trail is OPEN to hikers and equestrians.
Date Updated: September 26, 2021 - 7:45 pm

Long Ridge

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Chestnut Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Long Ridge Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Peters Creek Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.

 

Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 1:45 pm

Los Trancos

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 12:30 pm

Miramontes Ridge

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:50 pm

Monte Bello

The following trails may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Skid Road Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
  • Stevens Creek Nature Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians between Skid Road and Canyon Trail.
  • White Oak Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date Updated: October 27, 2021 - 6:15 pm

Picchetti Ranch

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 12:45 pm

Pulgas Ridge

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am

Purisima Creek Redwoods

  • The parking areas at lower Purisima Creek Redwoods are often full on weekends. Overflow parking is not available at this location and there is no way to safely wait for parking to open up. Please be prepared to make alternate plans.
  • Parking restrictions in place along Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. 

parking restrictions at lower Purisima Creek Redwoods

The following trail may be closed to bicycle and equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Whittemore Gulch Trail is OPEN to bicyclists and equestrians.
Date Updated: December 01, 2021 - 3:30 pm

Rancho San Antonio

  • During times of high visitation the front gate to the preserve may be temporarily closed so that roads remain clear for emergency traffic. Vehicles will not be allowed to line up along the road while the gate is closed.

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Quarry Trail is CLOSED to equestrians.
  • Hammond-Snyder Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
Date Updated: December 04, 2021 - 3:06 pm

Ravenswood

No reported trail closures.

Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Russian Ridge

  • The CalTrans Clouds Rest Vista Point opposite Russian Ridge Preserve gate #RR01 on Skyline Boulevard is currently CLOSED. CalTrans is working on issues with the automatic entry and exit gates. Parking is not currently available at this location.
Date Updated: September 26, 2021 - 8:45 am

Saratoga Gap

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 8:15 am

Sierra Azul

  • The turnaround, drop-off and ADA parking at the top of the Mount Umunhum summit is closed to all visitors Monday - Friday until early 2022. The immediate area surrounding the base of the Mount Umunhum radar tower and the East Summit is CLOSED to public access at this time. Get complete closure information.
  • Culvert work will be taking place along Woods Trail through the end of September 2021. Users may experience short delays.
  • Additional closed areas within Sierra Azul Preserve are shown on the Preserve map.
Date Updated: November 23, 2021 - 1:15 am

Skyline Ridge

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm

St. Joseph's Hill

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 9:45 am

Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 24, 2021 - 1:00 am

Teague Hill

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 10:00 am

Thornewood

  • No reported trail closures.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 11:00 am

Tunitas Creek

  • This preserve is closed to the public.
Date Updated: July 23, 2021 - 3:52 pm

Windy Hill

The following trails may be closed to equestrian use during wet conditions.

  • Betsy Crowder Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Hamms Gulch Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Lost Trail is OPEN to equestrians.
  • Razorback Ridge Trail is OPEN to equestrians
Date Updated: November 28, 2021 - 2:00 pm

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